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    One of the best things you can do, to keep a little cooler, is spread out. Keeping everyone clustered together limits air flow and really causes discomfort. If you have a generator, hook up some fans. Put the generator in the bed of your truck, but have the bed of your truck facing away from the area you gather.

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    Some of my best practices:

    1. Make a checklist.
    2. Canopies are a must.
    3. Do as much food prep as possible at home. (Like cutting onions, tomatoes and stuff)
    4. If you have a lot of people tailgating with you, delegate some of the tasks.
    5. Ice is a lot less expensive from one of those "Twice The Ice" places.
    6. Bring a tarp or something to cover all your stuff during the game if you keep it in the back of your truck.
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    +1 on pre-tailgate food prep. I try to cook as much as possible at home the day before. Much easier to reheat stuff at tailgate than to start raw. Plus you're less likely to poison your guests. 😂


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    Anybody hosting their first tailgate this year?
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    Large plastic bins are clutch. We use one for cooking utensils, plates, bowls, cups, etc. Another one for satellite TV equipment, another for decorations/koozies/ancillary stuff.

    Bring hand sanitizer.

    I always thought this is a good idea.

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    The generator makes everything happen. Change the oil. Make sure the gas tank and lines are empty before storing it.

    If you have beer cans left over, give them to Para to shoot in the off-season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac290 View Post

    If you have beer cans left over, give them to Para to shoot in the off-season.
    He's not lying:

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    I'm going w food prep at home, just keep the roaster on low.
    Hand sanitizer
    Clorox wipes
    5gallon of water
    Paper towels
    I like staying disposable and not packing anything but beer if theirs any left.



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    I always check my equipment before season kicks off and try to do it after or before every game.Most of the time the hardware on my canopy needs to tightened or bolt & nut go missing. Nothing worse than opening up you canopy and finding out something is broken/missing and your SOL for the day.


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